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Secondary School Azevedo Neves / João Lúcio Lopes

  • Architects: João Lúcio Lopes
  • Location: Damaia, 2715-311, Portugal
  • Design Team: Gemma Vila, Madalena Caiado, Mariana Henriques
  • Structural Enginner: Joaquim Almeida
  • Structural Design Team: Susana Reis
  • Mechanical Engineer: Carlos Leonor
  • Electrical Engineer: Helder Reis
  • Landscape Design: Conceição Candeias
  • Area: 11218.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: João Morgado , Courtesy of JLLA

© João Morgado Courtesy of JLLA Courtesy of JLLA © João Morgado

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

From the architect. Azevedo Neves Secondary School is situated in Damaia, outskirt area of Lisbon. The available land has a trapezoidal shape and a slope of 18 meters divided by four distinct platforms. The purpose was to recover the three existing blocks and add a new complementary program like a library, multi-sports areas, classrooms, multifunctional spaces, as well as some spaces for specific teaching and administration.

Courtesy of JLLA
Courtesy of JLLA

The project is structured by a central squared courtyard which is formed by a dark brick mass that connects the existing blocks and grabs the different land platforms. To the north, south and east the new volumetry grows involving the central courtyard, formalizing uses and distinct exterior and interior pathways, while at west side, the difference of levels turns the covered sports field more evident and autonomous.

Courtesy of JLLA
Courtesy of JLLA

The parallelepiped library is situated on the main entrance, at east, which can be accessed through a tower in the center of the courtyard, composed predominantly by a perforated white metal grille. The existing blocks, which organize the program of normal and specific classrooms are rehabilitated for new uses.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
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